This Knowledge Check Reflection activity was adapted from assignment on p. 71 of your textbook. Please read the below instructions and produce a brief argument.
This week our textbook took you on a deep dive into the different rhetorical appeal used in argument and more broadly, rhetoric! Using what you have learned this week about ethos, pathos, and logos I am asking you to think about your favorite media; either a book, television series, or movie. You only need to identify one piece of media across these genres. Next, I want you to find a critical review of this chosen media (note: you do not have to agree with the critical review, it can take a different position than you feel about your chosen TV show, movie, or book). Your review might look like a recent film review, review of a streaming series, or book review. Using testimony from the critical review and your own opinion about your chosen media, write a brief argument to your classmates and instructor explaining why they should see that movie/TV show or read that book. You will want to address the rhetorical appeals the critical review offer and bring your own opinion into this writing assignment. Note: while not every media review will have all components of ethos, pathos, and logos, I expect for you to explicitly connect our textbook learnings of the rhetorical appeals to this exercise. Demonstrate that you understand ethos, pathos, and logos by way of crafting a short argument in defense of your favorite TV show, movie, or book.
As you read the critical review, think about the following questions:
- Is the person who wrote this review credible or in an authoritative position to evaluate media?
- What is the rationale for their review? Do you think the review is fair? Why or why not.
- What rhetorical appeals (i.e. ethos, pathos, logos, or even kairos) does this reviewer utilize?
- How does your impression of the media differ or align with the reviewers’?
- Reflection must meet a minimum of 500 words in length
- Original Title at the top of your reflection “Walker WK1 Reflection” is not original. Try and think outside of the box and pull something unique and individual from our weekly assigned readings
- Assignment will be Assessed using Knowledge Check Rubric